IFC Midnight has acquired the North American rights to ‘The Devil’s Candy’, from writer-director Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones).
The haunted house film, which premiered at last year’s Toronto’s International Film Festival (TIFF), stars Ethan Embry (Late Phases), Shiri Appleby (Roswell), Kiara Glasco (Hemlock Grove) and Pruitt Taylor Vaince (Constantine).
From the Press Release:
IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Sean Byrne’s THE DEVIL’S CANDY. The film, written and directed by Byrne, stars Ethan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vince, and Kiara Glasco. It was produced by Keith Calder and Jessica Calder for Snoot Entertainment LLC. The film made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, and IFC Midnight will release it in March 2017.
In the film, Jesse, a struggling artist, moves with his wife and daughter into their dream house in rural Texas, the price driven down by the property’s dark past. Their lives soon begin to unravel as the demonic forces lurking in the house take hold of the young family. Jesse’s paintings take a satanic turn while the family is plagued by Ray, the deranged son of the former owners. Soon it becomes clear that Jesse and Ray are both being influenced by the same dark forces and that Jesse and his family aren’t safe from its former inhabitants or indeed from the devil himself.
‘The Devil’s Candy’ will premiere in both the U.S. and Russia simultaneously this March. The English trailer has not been released, but we do have the Russian version. Check it out.